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Practice makes near perfect at bedtime

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Do you suffer from insomnia as a result of your diabetes?
Yes, it is difficult for me to fall asleep at night, but I generally stay asleep once I do.
I can fall asleep, but have difficulty staying asleep and/or experience frequent awakenings.
I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep!
I have no trouble sleeping.
I have the opposite problem and have trouble staying awake.
None of these apply, but I do have other sleep issues.

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by Brenda Bell
In high school biology, we learned that another term for carbohydrates is "polysaccharides". These break down into "discaccharides", and further into "monosaccharides". These small-molecule carbohydrates are more commonly known as "sugars". Similarly, we learned that fats are (after a long process) broken down into monosaccharides, and parts of proteins are broken down into these as well. We learned about three common disaccharides —...